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contravention of the fourth amendment and complete contravention of the law at that time. as i'm sure and many of my colleagues will certainly recall this was revealed to the american public four years later when it was reported in "the new york times" in 2005. and in response after years of back and forth contentious debate, congress passed the fisa amendments act, the bill that we are considering on this floor today. we're considering a reauthorization. this law gave the government new surveillance authorities, but it also included a sunset provision to ensure that congress examines where the law is working and the way it was intended. now, the debate we're having right now on this floor is that reexamination. i will just note that i think it's unfortunate that we're doing this at the last second. we have known that this intelligence law is going to expire for years. it was laid out for a multiyear span. and certainly, it is irresponsible for this chamber to be debating this bill under a falsely created pressure that it needs to be done without any amendments in order to match the bill from
the law. law -- he would sign the law. they didn't make the deadline or get the grand bargain both parties claim was the ultimate goal. democrats and republicans gave themselves credit for getting something done. there was concern among republicans about a lack of spending cuts. some wanted to add them in but it was not enough votes to get it passed. the deal would extend income tax cuts for all workers earning more than 400,000 dollars a year and households earning over 450,000 dollars. it prevents a tax hike on estates valued at less than 5 million dollars and extends unemployment benefits for 2 million people set to expire and although congress missed a january 1st midnight deadline by-passing the compromised deal in the house and senate, congress can take credit for retroactive tax cuts. >> it's a very, very strong first step. >> this is an important one and a critical one for the future of the country. >> reporter: now in about two months, congress needs to deal with spending cuts they put off and there will be a fight over the debt ceiling. reporting live in federal hill, sherrie joh
're going to show you damage. >> new year, meaning new laws. we'll highlight some of the more unusual one autos awhen there is a done deal in washington, d.c., most americans will see paychecks shrink with the new year i'm laura anthony and will have a live report. >> one couple's fitness goal that may inspire us to >>> much of the emphasis in washington, d.c. has been on income levels and which groups will pay more to the irs this year. >> there are another sets of taxes everybody is going see unless there is a last minute change in negotiation autos abc 7 news joins us live from walnut creek with that part of the story. laura? >> this production in payroll taxes passed in 2010 as a temporary measure to stimulate the economy. it's now expired and amid last minute negotiations there seems to be little interest in reviving something that affects nearly everybody. >> everybody going to see more taxes. it's reality of it. you know? a louie is none too pleased about the impact a new year will likely have on the paycheck. >> it's extra money, you know? it's not going to end up in the pocketkry
in the early 70s when she was at law school. she was quite impressive then as was the guy she was dating at the time. [ laughter ] >> whatever happened to him? >> joking aside, there was strong bipartisan support for mrs. clinton to testify before the there could be movement on confirming her successor. but that was before we knew about the blood clot. one published report now suggesting the third week of january is the earliest we can expect that testimony. rick? >> rick: catherine herridge, thanks very much. pennsylvania governor tom corbett says that the punishment stemming from the penn state child rape scandal are, quote, illegal and he says is he going to sue. the issue here is how the ncaa plans to spend the $60 million it find the university. a jury convicted former football coach jerry sandusky for abusing a number of young boys over a long time. in some cases the abuse happened at penn state athletic facilities. the ncaa slapping the school with a record fine and banning the football team from bowl games for four years, among other things. governor corbett reportedly filed the
. look for ktvu. >>> between all the champagne and parking problems, law enforcement advises you use public transportation. bart will run till 3:00 a.m. and will add trains. if you are trying to leave san francisco, check if your line stops at the embarcadero or montgomery because at 8:00 p.m. trains will stop there and you can ride muni for free. cal train is free after 11:00 p.m. and the last line will leave san francisco at 2:00 a.m. in san jose, vta is free after 7:00 p.m. if you drive tonight and drink, aaa is offering to give you and your car a free ride home. just call 1(800)222-4357 or 1(800)aaa-help. >>> stanford is poised to take on wisconsin in the rose bowl tomorrow. ktvu's fred inglis is live in pasadena where he found cardinals fans ready as well. >> reporter: i am downtown los angeles, l.a. live, 100 yards from me is the staples center where the lakers and the clippers play nba basketball, of course. behind me, there is ice skating. over left, stanford, they just finished holding a 90 minute rally for the stanford cardinal but the festivity started much sooner than tha
and increase the nation's debt. didn't work out exactly as planned. the bottom line, this law will provide 620 billion dollars in new tax hikes. and 15 billion in budget cuts. and for those of you keeping track at home. for every $1 in cut, according to the so-called debt deal adds nearly 4 trillion dollars to federal deficits over the next decade largely because of the extension of lower tax rates for almost all americans. 330 billion dollars of it is also an increase in spending, an increase in spending, more, more spending. plus, congress packed in some special gifts for the railroads, the car racing business, and some friends in hollywood who have some deep pockets. chris is our host of power play on foxnews.com live. happy new year! >> happy new year to you, merry cliff-mass. >> megyn: we went off the cliff and we're kind of off it, but moved the cliff and the cliff is in a weird place. postponed part of it. in any event, there's big tax hikes for the rich and hikes for everyone, 77% of americans. and there's more spending, there's 4 trillion more going into the deficit. i mean, i don't k
that they have already racked up through the laws they passed. we can't not pay bills we have already incurred. if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be cat stenographic, far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. >>> let's bring in brianna keilar. a lot of people are talking about winners and losers, but c'mon, i feel like we're all losers in this, considering we didn't get a deal, we just got a patch. >> reporter: that is true. i don't think it's ever really healthy for americans when you're kind of going through this process every year, whether it's the a.m.t. fix or tax cuts, so i think the fact that those tax cuts were permanently extended actually is a good thing, because it is difficult when they aren't, but yeah, i think that you look at especially now the environment of things as this is a congress that the president wants to undertake other issues like immigration reform and gun violence, and you can see how it even maybe has a pleefover effect as they try to get their bu
. >> new this morning. the number law enforcement officers who died while on duty have declined this year. 127 federal, state and low officers have died while performing their duties so far this year. there were 165 deaths last year and 154 in 2010. the majority of officers who died were either victims of traffic accidents or were shot. texas had the highest number of deaths at 10. followed by georgia with 8 and maryland and colorado both had this experience >> in world new lows. the victim of a brutal gang rape and new dell high has arrived in singapore for additional medical treatment, after her condition worsened. the 23 year-old woman was attacked in a new dell high bus last week. if the rape sparked widespread protests-and a government panel will be assembled to look into the crime and suggest ways to approved women's safety. >> south africa's presidency says that former president nelson mandela has been released from the hospital. the 94 year-old had been in the hospital since the beginning of this month. he was diagnosed with a lot of infection and also had a surgery to remove gall
organizations that choose not to marry gay couples. voters in maine and washington state also approved laws to legalize same-sex marriage last year. several other new laws take effect today in maryland and in a first for any state in the country. paints now have the ability to freeze their child's credit to prevent identity theft. people who have served in the military can have their veteran's status note order their driver's license and montgomery county, a ride in an ambulance costs as much as $800 for an out-of-county resident. starting now it costs more to drive on the dulles toll road. it increases to $2.a 75 each way. an additional $260 a year. if you take the toll road to work every day. it helps pay for construction of metro's new silver line. next year rates go up again jumping another 75 cents to $3.50. for someone that drives it every day you may be looking for another route. >>> when "news4 at 4:00" continues, big preparations for the royal couple's new addition this year. what kensington palace is working on for the new baby. >>> a surprising new report about how parents touch,
of becoming law. that is what i said back on july 25. we allow that vote and i said we knew it did not pass constitutional muster and that democrats would proceed to a revenue bill that originated in the house as the constitution requires if they were serious and as i called on them to do last week. the so-called senate bill is no more than a glorified sense of the senate revolution. let's put that talking point aside. host: mitch mcconnell -- or is a story from politico.com, "why they will not go over the cliff." "they see an advantage in negotiating with republicans that will feel free not to raise taxes once the rates have gone out. the president is pulling in the mid 50's. there is still time for the dynamic to shift. speed banner will stress the house has passed legislation to avert the entire fiscal cliff. there is an ad we want to point out in "the new york times" and "the washington post." together" rds "come as a way to send a message to congress. "the struggle of today is for a vast future also." the words of abraham lincoln. jim from georgia on the republican line. caller: thank
americans from adopting russian children. he signed the ban into law just hours ago today and it takes effect on new year's day. critics say the move is in retaliation for an american law that targets russian human rights violators. so this is essentially a global game of politics with little children caught in the middle. >> it's not surprising that there is political retribution, that there is is a political tit-for-tat, that's not surprising. you know, but what's shocking is that they are using -- that they are putting the well being children at risk for the sake of political retribution and that has to stop. >> harris: as she just said the immediate victims in all of this. dozen of organs whose american families are already in the process of documenting. they have already been matched. now they have to stay in russia. the statement department commenting on that we hope that the russian government woo lou those children who have already mitt and bonded with their future parents to finish the necessary legal procedures so they can join their families, end quote. no indication right t
. that is the danger of an excess of state. >> [inaudible] how can we get them to take the laws out? [applause] >> we are almost out of time. >> you were raised in a secular household. and how you still classify yourself as not being religious. he still believed to be the correct position. you also mentioned the benefits of religion. this interesting paradox where if everybody held the position you do, we would lose the benefits of religion. how do you reconcile that? >> you are right. it is an empirical question. not a question of logic. it is an empirical question. society can be prosperous and virtuous and freed without religious sustenance. the biggest laboratory for that is post-christian europe. it is not promising. it is a fair question. the logic of my argument is there are a lot more people like me, we would be in big trouble. i think that may be true. >> thank you. >> what are your views on the present state and the future state of the american nuclear family? >> without any doubt, america's biggest problem is not the debt. the fiscal cliff and other metaphorical geology. the biggest proble
eventually becomes law, the bush-era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year. and families making less than $450,000 a year. it will also keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle class families. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: the senate agreement delays $110 billion in spending cuts that were due to kick in today for another two months but because the bill doesn't address spending getting it passed in the house could be tougher. >> the fact that the president won't challenge has party on spending cuts is disgustingching the fact that we're not where we need to be on revenue is disgusting. >> reporter: president obama wanted a bargain that dealt with taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. and the house reconvenes by midday today. a vote could also come today
. [video clip] >> more than 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses under this law will not see their income tax rise. millions of families will continue to receive tax breaks to help raise their kids and send them to college. companies will continue to receive tax credits for research they do and investments they make and the clean energy jobs they create. 2 million americans out of work that are out there looking every day will continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they are actively looking for job. but i think we all recognize this lot is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and brought an opportunity for everybody. -- this law. the fact is the deficit is still too high. we are still investing too little in the things that we need for the economy to grow as fast as it should. that is why speaker john boehner and i originally tried to negotiate a larger agreement that would put the country on a path to paying down its debt while also putting americans back to work, rebuilding roads and bridges for, and providing investments in areas like
be signed into law because the senate would not do that bill. in so doing, they took up valuable time from other legislative priorities and cbs news reports that these votes to consistently always trying to repeal health care, those votes, mr. speaker, cost the american taxpayer almost $50 million. for over a year and a half and unproductive governing failed to provide solutions to the american people and coming out of the november elections, our mandate was clear. the american people demanded an end to the political theater and the dangerous legislative games. they demanded that we finally get to work and solve the looming fiscal cliff in a balanced, responsible and bipartisan way. in the middle of last july all other members sent a letter to the speaker asking that we begin in july to find a solution to the fiscal cliff and sequestration. we call for a bipartisan approach and something we could get finished before the august recess so that we could spare the americans and other people in the world and financial markets the worry that we have put them through. we got our answer tonight. s
does that and if it becomes law, it provides certainty to our tax code which would help our economy. yet mr. speaker, we also know a certainty it fails to address the mortal threat facing our country, uncontrolled spending. it fails to reflect the balanced approach that was advocated by our president. so we find ourselves again with a bill that reflects not financial wisdom, but the seductive spirit that pervades this town. >> we're going into a new year as the first generation who did not ask the question what can we do, what can we sacrifice to make future generations have a better life than we have. instead, we ask how much can we eek up taxes a little bit so that we can keep spending, 58 cents, to get a dollar's worth of wasteful bloated government. so that our children and grandchildren can pay 42 cents of every dollar that we waste on ourselves. is that any way to start the new year? we're taking up a bill that will not do anything to cut spending. i'm embarrassed for this generation. >> clearly a lot of dissatisfaction on capitol hill. no matter what goes down there today, yo
. critics say it restricts freedom and expands the influence of islamic law. president morsi and supporters says moderate democratic state in fighting depression, dictatorship, nepotism and corruption. the holiday shopping season is drawing to a close so bring on the after christmas deals and you can bet retailers will do whatever they can to get you back in their stores. because overall, holiday sales numbers are way way down. context and perspective from the fox business network ahead. plus, the healthcare overhaul. the super size drink ban, remember that. and the west nile virus some of the stories making health headlines in 2012. a look back when we come back. >> harris: just into fox news, commenting on his condition. situation. former president bush 88 years old has been in the hospital for about a month and we learned today doctors have put him in the intensive care unit. >> the president was admitted to the -- icu, the intensive care unit at methodist on sunday. he has been dealing with a series of set backs that includes a persistent fever and and doctors are doing everything they
for a waiver from the no child left behind law. the law requires student test scores in english and math to improve each year and reduces federal funding to states where students don't. the sticking point is california's reluctance to evaluate teachers based on test scores. california's politically strong teachers' union has fought the change. 33 other states and the district of columbia have been granted waiverers from the law with >>> stores are going to be packed today with after christmas shoppers, some will be making returns. the change one retailer is making to its return policy >>> home theater systems offer great sound for your home. michael finney and consumer reports ahead with the money saving option if you are tight on cash. >>> we continue to track showers across the bay area. mike will be back with your forecast and what to expect for the morning commute. >>> good morning i'm katie marzullo in for kristen sze this morning. >>> i'm eric thomas. it is the day after christmas. it means more rain. >>> good morning. live doppler, scattered pockets of showers light
in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of laws and laws of long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. >> earth view of san francisco looking across the city. currently in the cargo ship that enters or x's san francisco bay has use of these free shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these late will be reconfigured. the new routes will no longer--will be long or an hour. the idea is to restrictions to a smaller area when they passed through no will feeding grounds. >> the new shipping lines go into effect in 2013. >> and san francisco charles clifford kron 4 news. >> residents in antioch have band together to raise money to rebuild a parked ruin by arsonist. >> this is what the antioch parked toddler what looks like after arsonists set fire to back in september. >> of the past three months, the group take back in antioch help raise $25,000. >> if the community has produced a 500 assemblyman jim frazier donated 2000 and pg&e and the remaining $14,500 to to start repairs. >> will result in to break
enshrines, i think, a principle into law that will remain in place as long as i am president. the deficit needs to be reduced in a way that's balanced. everyone pays their fair share. everyone does their part. that's how our economy works best. that's how we grow. >>steve: the good news for the republicans is the president had ran on the theory, okay, in my second term i'm going to raise rates on millionaires and billionaires. and mitt romney is a horrible person. you can't possibly elect him. >>brian: mitt romney is the guy with the car elevator and the dancing horse. >>steve: what this is going to do is this is going to take away from the president because we have raised taxes on the most successful, that particular argument. the republicans stand for this. looming ahead is a gigantic show down overt sequester, gigantic budget cuts. >>brian: two months. >>steve: plus the debt ceiling. the republicans feel they have the upper hand on that. meanwhile, we've got a little montage of some of the tempers flaring and nostrils as well on capitol hill as lawmakers made the sausage known as the c
to the new law that went into effect at midnight. >>> and we're pleased to announce the newest edition to the situation room family. he was born friday night to our very own producer melanie buck parks and our studio operator chris parks. he weighed in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces and joins his very excited big sister harper. all are happy, healthy, and we wish them only the very best. the great way to start the new year. >> beautiful, beautiful kids. lovely, lovely kids can. the newest members of our wolf pack here in "the situation room." thanks so much for that. >>> we're following breaking news here on capitol hill. house republicans are meeting right now to decide whether or not to amend the senate's fiscal cliff bill. the ramifications could be enormous for you. we're going there live. and straight ahead also, colorado's first pop club opens its doors. we're going inside. club opens its doors. we're going inside. t club opens its doors. we're going inside. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts
phased out for more energy-efficient ones. >>> a new law in australia is banning ladies' nights. is it's part of an effort to tackle binge drinking but some bars found a little hole that says if the deal applies to everyone it's okay. so they might be offering drinks to men. >> despite the last-minute deal settled in the u.s. senate last night, the united states has technically fallen off the fiscal cliff as of now. the house has not voted and the president has not signed anything. why couldn't washington have solved this problem earlier? they have had it for over a year. did it have to be pushed to the very last second? i'm joined by debby dingle and ron myer. does it have to be done like this? >> i think all of us would like to see it not done like this, but i think the reality of what the tax increase would be to 100% of americans, i still think we're going to hear a lost static on the house side before you see that vote. it takes coming down to the wire, unfortunately, too much in washington to get the answer to occur. we're only punting. it's going to make march madness a new defi
in places like california and hawaii because of land use laws from the 1960's. second, if you look to the community reinvestment act, if you think that is the cause of the bubble, you have to explain why there was not a bubble in houston, raleigh, n.c., that winter? -- atlanta? it applied to those cities just as much as san francisco and miami, yet there were bubbles there and no balls in houston, omaha, -- bubbles in houston, ohio, -- global hawk, where have you. host: you conclude the book with "home ownership is not just an american dream, a dream of people all over the world. guest: that is absolutely right. a lot of research has shown that homeownership is one way to help people get out of poverty. if you want to start a small business, it turns out most are started with a loan on a business owner's home. if you want to put your kids through college, you can borrow against your home. homeownership is a way to build wealth. yet we have government saying we should get more people into apartments, fewer people into cinder the -- single-family homes. host: what is the track over l
through his nest egg and temps at law firms to pay the bills. - featuring ken rynne, a long-time washington insider. - i've learned it always takes more time and always takes more capital to make a new business to bring it off the ground. and right now, the law degree is bringing me back some income, which enables me to do comedy, but i'm--believe me, i'm spending that money now with an eyedropper. ♪ you should have seen the lobbyist i once was ♪ ♪ could have swayed the senate and the house ♪ i'm glad i took a shot at the dream job and i'm the eternal optimist so it's not over yet. other things i've done, you know, are things i do, but this is really who i am. - joining us now is kevin cahill, a research economist with the sloan center on aging and work at boston college. he was part of an influential study called "down shifting: the role of bridge jobs after career employment." and author kerry hannon is still with us. thank you both for joining us. so, kevin, let's begin with you talking about bridge work. you say we really should
. >> under this law, more than 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up. >> reporter: lawmakers completely blew their deadline. they didn't get the grand bargain both parties claimed was their ultimate goal. both democrats and republicans gave themselves credit for getting something done. >> this is a very, very strong first step. >> this is an important one. this is a critical one for the future of the country. >> reporter: there was considerable hand ringing among republicans about a lack of spending cuts. some wanted to add them in, but ultimately there weren't enough votes to get it passed. this fiscal cliff deal, which passed the senate with overwhelming bipartisan support would extend tax cuts for all workers earning less than $400,000 a year, prevent a tax hike on estates valued at less than $5 million and extend unemployment benefits that were set to expire yesterday for some 2 million people. since congress missed the january 1st midnight deadline, technically the country did go over that fiscal cliff. but by passing the compromise deal in
judges at superior court bench. conroy is served as a criminal law specialism of state and federal courts and woods is an assistant district attorney at the standards as the d.a.'s office. all four. by governor brown last month. >> this is the four year anniversary of the shooting of oscar grant. he was the on arm our passengers shot and killed by police. it happened at the for bill bart station in 2009. this is video from a cellphone taken just before the shooting. grants family and about zero hundred supporters held a vigil at the station. they say they want to keep grants name and memory alive. the family has turned the at anniversary branstad into a crusade protest the officer involved shootings. >> a live look outside and a very chilly start starts to be day. we will be right back. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get
of payment that a doctor would get for a medicare patient which there was a built in law in the the '90s to cut the spending in medicare. it was a complete disaster. every year it gets waved. and the idea of getting permanence with the estate tax is a good idea. otherwise how do you plan and how do you invest and when do you hire. you know, when do you die. all of these things are really important to do. i think you could have gotten a consensus any day of the week. the rea real egregious stuff iu are a republican, the price you have to it pay if the other guys win the election and then of course o the fact that you got ciro in spending and not only that but you got a president who said you are not going to get any now and in the future i will extract higher taxes yet on the rich if you want any spending cuts. i think the fight on spending s beginning and obama is going to be very entrenched on this. >> bret: there you see the wide shot from the house. not that many lawmakers are there. the vote, the tally is on again the vote on the rule. not the vote on the actual bill but seth the tab
and mayor at his side oakland top law enforcement officers introduced a two point plan to restrict gun violence and routes crime in oakland. crime fighting measures will include one contracting with the strategic policy partnership that is a group of senior policemanger with proven record of violence reduction. leading that team will be bob of boston and bill brad headed both new york city and los angeles police departments. no. 2, return to neighborhood policing. 5 distinct police district two in east oakland each of the 5 headed by captain and lieutenant. >> it's critical for us economically and critical for every day citizens. everyone needs to feel safe. >>reporter: all of this falls on the heel of federal judge decision to have a compliance director oversee the oakland police department. move was made after the department failed to meet the deadline of court ordered reform. chef jordan stressed that the plant they work to put in place for early 2013 is part of pro active decision made by him back in april. he also made it clear how bill brad and his team will fall within
defence everything and every value we stand for. freedom, human rights, rule of law, women rights, everything. last word. if you believe to the international prayer and the new books, i am the only -- the only one in the world who is taking part in operations. two were very successful. [applause] two were very successful and spared the world of nuclear weapons in the hands of dictators. the proliferation campaign, the international community must take care of. [applause] we look at all of us. [inaudible] [applause] >> there you see on display the discipline of an i.d.f. officer who always completes his mission. [laughter] regardless of the casualties. fareed zakaria, you're up next. final opening statement. >> thank you so much. i really understand the position of the opposing team. i understand the fear. i understand the danger. i understand the challenge. let me put this in some historical perspective. after the cold war the united states was the only country in the world with nuclear weapons and then the soviet union acquired a nuclear weapon. and there were many people who fel
that mean? freedom of information law. this is information the general public could have obtained on their own. the paper obtained it. finally, listen to this, there is a provision within foia and it says if the government feels request is unduly intrusive or invase i have privacy it could be denied. it was not denied. they gave it to the paper. they published it. jamie: they did not publish all the information. the some information government did not feel was appropriate to release. let me pose this to you, rebecca, this is policy issue rather than legal question. one of the people wrote me back, a friend of mine in texas, a former black hawk pilot, female friend of mind, please publish my address, let robbers know i'm well-armed and locked and loaded. >> that is what she said because she can protect herself. what about all the citizens who have absolute legal right to bear arms who are now basically outed for criminals to come in to attempt to get their firearms? because on the black market, firearms are extremely profitable. i just think it was, irresponsible of the newspaper.
or not they should pay the bills that they have already remarked up through the laws they passed. i let me repeat. we can't not pay bills that we already incurred. if congress rethe united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic, far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. bill: what about all that? and are we really just warming up the, well, the dogs in the cage? alan colmes, host of alan colmes radio show, tucker carlson editor of "the daily caller" and fox news contributor. great to have you both on. >> happy new year. bill: happy new year to both of you. i don't know, tucker, i guess if you thought this fiscal deal was a big matter, buckle up. >> well the president says he won't debate it. he will debate it. this will be a debate. nobody argues a debate over the fiscal cliff is the best way to cut spending but there is no other way. it is not a republican talking point to say the debt is out of the control. at end of the bush administration the debt equaled 65% of the gdp we're now over 115% of gdp our debt i
to exercise a modest measure of real oversight over this intelligence surveillance law. here's why: colleagues, it is not real oversight when the united states congress cannot get a yes or no answer to the question of whether an estimate currently exists as to whether law-abiding americans have had their phone calls and emails swept up under the fisa law. that is the case today. colleagues, it is not real oversight when the congress cannot get a yes or no answer to the yes of whether wholly domestic communications between law-abiding americans in this country have been warrantlessly intercepted under the law. that is the case today. colleagues, it is not real oversight when national security agency leadership states in a public forum that the agency does not keep dossiers on millions of americans, and yet they will not give the congress a yes or no answer as to whether the agency collects any sort of data on millions of americans. that is not the case today. so, mr. president, what this amendment does is it gives us the opportunity to do real oversight, real oversight by getting yes or no answ
of crime. he joined the police department in 1986 and became chief in 1992. he's been in law enforcement for 45 years. fremont police captain richard has been named interim chief and his fir day is -- first day is tomorrow. >>> investigators are expected to release nor more information about a deadly shooting. friends and relatives of anthony banta held a vigil last night. they are struggling to understand why officers felt the need to shoot and kill him. >> i don't think he had ever been in a fight in his life. him and his brother were cocaptains on the wrestling team in high school and were role models for all their friends. >> loved ones say he may have suffered some type of mental break down. however, they add that he barely weighed 120 pounds and was a gentle person. >>> in another police shooting in contra costa county a man wounded by officers remains in critical condition this morning. 48-year-old michael christopher johnson pistol whipped his girlfriend at a gas station thursday night. they say he ignored their order to stop and even pointed his gun at her and that is when two o
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